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  • 1. Great Lakes Area .NET Users Group
    November 17, 2010
  • 2. 2010 Executive Officers
    President – David Giard
    Vice-President – John Hopkins
    Treasurer – Kent Fehribach
    Secretary – Gerhard Weiss
  • 3. Chris Roland, Webmaster
    Shelly Noll, Femme Fatale
    Kelly Brownsberger, Secret Agent Man
    Jennifer Marsman, Microsoft Liaison
    2010 Volunteers
  • 4. Contact us
    www.migang.org
    E-mail
    president@migang.org
    vp@migang.org
    secretary@migang.org
    treasurer@migang.org
    webmaster@migang.org
    pr@migang.org
    www.migang.org/news.rss
    twitter.com/gangannounce
    tinyurl.com/GangLinkedIn
    tinyurl.com/GangFacebook
    tinyurl.com/GangCalendar
  • 5. This meeting sponsored by
  • 6. Gold Sponsor
    Telerik Ultimate Collection for .NET
    RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX
    Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC
    RadControls for Silverlight
    RadControls for WinForms
    RadControls for WPF
    Telerik Reporting
    Telerik Open Access ORM
    TelerikJustCode
    TelerikJustMock
    WebUI Test Studio Developer Edition
    $1999 Value!
  • 7. Annual Sponsor
  • 8. Sponsors
  • 9. Sponsors
  • 10. Discounts for our members
    Manning
    www.Manning.com
    36% off
    Enter discount code “UG367”
    MSDN Magazine
    20% off subscription
    1 Year (12 issues) $35.00 $28.00
    2 year (24 issues) $60.00 $48.00
    (866)‐293‐3194
    Promo code: A0EUG1
  • 11. INETA Offers
    Pluralsight
    Free Guest Pass into the Pluralsight On-Demand! Library
    tinyurl.com/PSGuestPass
    Wrox/Wiley
    40% off select Visual Studio 2010/.NET 4.0 books to user group members through 6/30.
    See the list at ineta.org/offers U
    Use promo code WVS10
    O’Reilly
    50% off ebook purchases from O’Reilly for a limited time
    40% off print book purchases for user group members
    Use discount code DSUG when ordering online
    oreilly.com/store
    Windows Azure
    Free One-Month Pass
    azurepassusa.cloudapp.net
  • 12. Supporting Members
  • 13. Supporting Members
  • 14. 2010 GANG Goals
    Get members more engaged and involved
    Increase meeting attendance by 50%
    Increase supporting membership by 30%
    Continue to attract high-quality speakers
    Increase sponsorship by 100%
    Finish year in the black financially
  • 15. 2010 GANG Goals
    Get members more engaged and involved
    Lightning Talks
    Network Time
    Social Hour at Copper Canyon Brewery
    Motor City Codeslingers
    Volunteers
    Membership Drive
    Food Drive
  • 16. 2010 GANG Goals
    Increase meeting attendance by 50%
    2009 Average: 34 / meeting
    2010 Average: 54 / meeting
    Last 6 months Average: 65.5 / meeting
  • 17. 2010 GANG Goals
    Increase supporting membership by 30%
    2009: 27 Supporting Members
    2010 (Jan-Oct): 23 Supporting Members
  • 18. 2010 GANG Goals
    Continue to attract high-quality speakers
    Mike Amundsen
    Jamie Wright
    Jennifer Marsman
    Jeff McWherter
    Cameron Skinner
    Chris Marinos
    Bill Wagner
    Len Smith
    Randy Pagels
    Jim Holmes
    Chet Kloss
    Nino Benvenuti
  • 19. 2010 GANG Goals
    Increase sponsorship by 100%
    “Upgraded” food
    Hundreds of thousands of dollars of SWAG
  • 20. 2010 GANG Goals
    Finish year in the black financially
    2009
    No food for last few meetings
    December: -$300
    2010
    Paid off debt from last year
    December: >$1,500
  • 21. Other 2010 Accomplishments
    MessageBox.Show Newsletter
    Monthly E-Mails
    Upgraded web site
    Personalized Name Badge
    Signage during the meeting
    Membership Drive
    Food Drive
    Increased Social Networking (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter)
    PayPal
  • 22. Any First-Time Attendees?
  • 23. Upcoming GANG Meetings
  • 24. Other User Groups
  • 25. Upcoming Events
  • 26. Project Phoenix
    Win a free MSDN Universal subscription
    Unemployed and Underemployed Developers are eligible
    Propose a project for a non-profit
    Winner chosen each week in 2010
    tinyurl.com/PhoenixMSDN
  • 27. Some Good Programs
    BizSpark and WebSiteSpark
    Low-cost Microsoft software for small businesses
    Microsoft.com/BizSpark
    Microsoft.com/WebSiteSpark
  • 28. Imagine Cup
    Student Competition
    Looking for mentors
    ImagineCup.us
  • 29. CafePress.com/MiGang
  • 30. December Social Event
    Thursday December 9 2010
    Vote on location
    Plum Hollow Lanes Bowling Alley
    Copper Canyon
    TGI Friday’s
  • 31. Job Announcements
    • Local Job Openings
    • 32. Developers Looking for Work
  • Food Drive Tonight
    Bring a non-perishable food item to the November GANG meeting
    Food will be donated to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Detroit
    tinyurl.com/GangFoodDrive
    Donate for a chance to win an MSDN Universal subscription
    Receive a raffle ticket for each can or dollar donated
  • 33. Elections
    Elections are held after the tonight’s meeting
    All officer positions are open
    President
    Vice President
    Secretary
    Treasurer
    Must be a sponsoring member to vote
    Must be a sponsoring member to run
  • 34. Social Hour
    • Immediately following this meeting
    • 35. Not a sponsored event!
    Copper Canyon Brewery and Restaurant
    27522 Northwestern Hwy
  • 36. Fabulous Prizes!
    “SWAG doesn’t kill people. People kill people (sometimes with SWAG).”
    -unknown
  • 37. Fabulous Prizes!
    Raffle Ticket Picker
  • 38. Drive Safely